Skip to main content

Nicknames for Your Boyfriend He Will Adore

  • Author:
  • Updated date:

Whenever your boyfriend brings up the nickname talk, a list like this will probably come in handy.

A couple in love.

A couple in love.

Finding a Nickname for Your New Beau

Finding good nicknames for your boyfriend is something that will always come into the minds of women (or men) after a few good dates with someone, as they will begin to try and figure out if this person is "the one". This article is an attempt (from a guy's point of view) to decide upon a name that both will be able to live with. While the most popular boyfriend nicknames will always be the go-to names to call your significant other, there are others that are just as good.

While some women may find this list flawed because it was made by a guy, just keep in mind that it does take two to make a couple. Personally, I find all the names below acceptable, especially if under the right circumstances or experiences. There will eventually come a time when every woman will want to come up with that perfect nickname for the person they've been dating for a while. My hope is that this list is viewed by both parties to come up with a really cool nickname that will be used for a long, long time. Thanks for giving it a look-see.

Cute Boyfriend Nicknames to Bring Couples Closer

Better Half

Dimples

Lone Ranger

All-Star

Honey Bee

Care Bear

Sidekick

Zoolander

Snuggles

Milky Way

Action Man

Cookie Monster

Sugar Puff

Wookie

Inspector Gadget

Bambino

Mr. Nice Guy

Little Acorn

Kiddo

Otter

Bubs

Stingray

Manwich

Highlander

Shooter

Big Boa

Super Trooper

Farmer Charmer

Tater Tot

Kid Candy

Old Man

Mr. Fix It

Lawnmower Man

Romantic French Nicknames for Your Beloved

While learning a foreign language isn't the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, learning a few choice words from a beautiful dialect to convey to someone you love or care about is within everyone's ability. It may take a little practice, but with some patience, you can totally surprise your partner by speaking "the language of love". If done at the right moment and under the right circumstances, there is a very good chance that the nickname will stick.

Sexy Nicknames for Your Significant Other

  • Babes: Most guy friends I know say that they love it when their girlfriend or wife calls them this in casual conversation. Most prefer the plural form.
  • Doc: Playing doctor is even more fun when you become an adult.
  • Eastwood: A great name for a boyfriend who just oozes machismo.
  • Magnum: While some people may immediately think of size, there are plenty who will think of the old 1980s TV show Magnum P.I., whose leading man, played by Tom Selleck, just oozed sex appeal.
  • Pacman: A boyfriend who likes to eat... food.
  • Papa Smurf: A great name for someone who is a bit more mature and likes to look out for the people they care about.
  • Pincher: This guy nickname is perfect for someone who likes to pinch his girlfriend playfully... a lot.

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

— Marilyn Monroe

The Best Boyfriend Nicknames Are Often Known to All

Papa Bear

Romeo

Hon

Beau

Darling

Mr. Man

Superman

Muffin

Love

Batman

Tiger

Casanova

Handsome

Champ

Robin Hood

Italian Stallion

Country Boy

Light of my Life

Tarzan

Partner in Crime

Cupcake

Skipper

He-Man

Panda Bear

Mr. Incredible

Soul Mate

Pork Chop

Baby Boy

Heart Breaker

Prince Charming

Mister Right

Superstar

Dear

How About a Nickname Inspired by a Song?

From the first moment you hear this song, you kind of know exactly what it's about. Falling in love takes time for most people, and listening to the cues and suggestions of your partner can only strengthen the process. As boyfriend names go, "Slow Hand" is definitely one of the better ones I've heard.

Romantic Nicknames for Your Boyfriend or Husband

Pumpkin

Yoshi

Big Fella

Bambi

Viking

Hercules

Main Squeeze

Little Dragon

Starry-eyed Lover

Rascal

My Love

Mi Amor

Prince

Charmer

My Fairy-tale Romance

My Everything

Tender Heart

Cosmo

Koala Bear

Sparkle Heart

Dark Knight

Jack of Hearts

Dreamer

Manimal

Bashful

Buttercup

Manly

Sailor

Gummy Bear

Snoopy

My Immortal

Captain

Share Bear

Coming up With Cool Boyfriend Nicknames

  • Lovey-dovey nicknames can be good for your relationship, but only if both sides like them. There is nothing that will put friction in a relationship faster than calling your partner a nickname that they don't like... especially when done in public settings.
  • The worst nicknames for your boyfriend, husband, or partner are the ones that you really have to convince them to accept. Explain why you'd like to have a particular nickname for them, but if it doesn't grow on them within a few days, best to move on.
  • Coming up with cute nicknames for your boyfriend that he will secretly love will take time. If you try and force something on him that he doesn't like, he probably won't say anything, but you'll probably see a grimace on his face every time you call him by that name.
  • Nicknames can change over time. At the beginning of a relationship, they can be more funny and light-hearted, while growing more sentimental and serious as a couple's love grows for each other.

That's how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can't experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.

— Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendents

More Pet Names for Your Boyfriend

  • Bestie: A great pet name for someone you love who is also your best friend.
  • Clutch: This would make a great name for someone who always comes through when times are a bit tough.
  • Hawkeye: This boyfriend nickname is known from the Avenger movies as well as the M.A.S.H. TV show back in the day.
  • Hoss: A cute nickname for any boyfriend who is big and imposing as well as friendly and loving; inspired from the Bonanza TV show.
  • Indiana: Anyone a fan of Indiana Jones?
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Did you meet the love of your life by him coming to your rescue in some way?
  • Mork: Boyfriend nicknames like this are great for those that are a bit "crazy in love".

Loving Nicknames for Your Partner

Zorro

Armstrong

Macho Man

Big Guy

Little Terrier

Handyman

My Sweet

Diamond in the Rough

Energizer Bunny

Fletch

Joker

Fozzie

Han Solo

Scooter

My Lucky Charm

Huggy Bear

Major

Deep Six

Aladdin

King Kong

Chubby Bunny

Old Town

Chance

Rooster

Love Bug

Fly Guy

Mr. Perfect

Bandit

MacGyver

Jazz Man

Sweetness

Iron Man

Honey Bun

Falling in Love With a Dreamer?

We can't always choose the ones we fall in love with, can we? Dreamers are definitely a different breed that may need course correction on a regular basis by a strong partner. If you can embrace a dreamer for what they are (people who want amazing things to happen), then this kind of relationship can flourish. "Dreamer" would make a great nickname for someone like this, don't you think?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Don